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they are and there should an up or down vote. >> reporter: if they reach a deal it won't pass congress necessarily by monday night. if it doesn't every body income tax also go up. average family would pay an extra $3446 more in 2013. and farm programs would expire. potentially doubling the price of milk. and if congress doesn't pass a new bill. >> we will come back with a new congress in january 4th and the first bill that will be introduced will be class families. >> reporter: the bargaining continues tonight. abc news, new york. >> for more on the fiscal cliff we have you covered. go to abc2news.com. head to the home page slide show for breakdown of what difference scenarios in -- difficulty scenarios in washington -differ scenarios in washingtoncould different scenarios could mean in washington. >>> look at the flames shooting from this house. investigators say a 4-year-old saw the fire and told his grandmother because his parents were not home. man inside tried to put it out- - -- a man inside tried to put piet out but the flames were too intense. no one was injured but the fire caused more than $100,00
and optimistic. will congress pass something in the next 48 hours, something to avoid the fiscal cliff? >> i don't know. but i guess probably. and it will be a bad deal but i suppose better than doing nothing. amazing every working american's taxes will go up on january 1. they are doing nothing about the payroll tax which is a big increase, 2%. and we will have totally irresponsible defense cuts. everybody agrees this is probably bad policy to have middle class americans taxes go up and this is what congress thinks is a good deal. >> chris: i'm not sure they think it is a good deal but a deal that avoids the worst of the fiscal cliff. senator bayh, obviously we don't know what is your sense? no filibuster in the senate. you heard what lindsey graham said and do republicans pass whatever it is that the senate agrees to? >> i think the odds are some what better than 50/50, chris, that we get a minimal deal in the senate. not one that solves our debt problem as you pointed out earlier and this is all just a prequel to going over this again around the first of march over the debt ceiling. the real
's hopeful and optimistic. will congress pass something in the next 48 hours, something? to avoid the fiscal cliff? >> i don't know. but, i guess, probably. and it will be a bad deal but i suppose better than doing nothing. and, every working american's taxes will go up january 1st if they do nothing about the payroll tax, a pretty big increase, and, defense cuts and everyone agrees, with that policy to have middle class americans' taxes go up, and, it totally irresponsible defense cuts and this is what congress thinks is a good deal. >> chris: i'm not sure it is a good deal but avoids the worst of the fiscal cliff. senator bayh -- obviously, we don't know, what is your sense, no filibuster in the senate? you heard lindsay graham and do republicans pass whatever the senate agrees to? >> the odds are somewhat better than 50/50 we get a minimal deal in the senate. not one that solves our debt problem, as you pointed out earlier and this is a prequel to going through it again around the first of march over the debt ceiling and getting us through this crisis, slightly better than 50-50 and the r
essentially rewrite legislation. changing the tax congress passed to declare obama care constitutional which is a littleec scary that the highest justice is -- justices in the land would take the activist roll. that's what is scary. the backdrop of the presidential year was europe. we know where this path leads. all this turmoil, the huge welfare and the low productivity and high unemployment that comes along with them, that was the backdrop of the presidential campaign. voters voted, and they said, yes, we are going to keep moving in that direction, kim. where do you think the electorat is here? is it be ibd hue the choices that -- is it behind the choices that jason suggested they might be? >> barack obamaus won this election by very effectively making this a referendum about his opponent, mitt romney. if you went out and asked most americans, do you think barack obama did a great job in his first term? do you want significantly higher taxes? do you want the government to do nothing about spending? are you happy with obama care? most would say no. but in the end the choice was between a pr
that congress passed in order to declare obamacare constitutional, which is a little scary, that that highest justices in the land would take that sort of activist role and you mentioned france, dan, that's scary. the back drop of this whole presidential year is europe. we know where the path leads. and the turmoil and welfare states and how unsustainability and the high unemployment that comes with them and that was the back drop of our presidential campaign. >> paul: okay, the voters said, yeah, we're going to keep moving in that direction, kim. i mean, how, what do you think the electorate is here, behind the choices that jason just suggested they might be? >> barack obama won this election by very effectively making this a referendum about his opponent, mitt romney. so if you went out and you asked most americans, do you think barack obama did a great job in his first term? do you want significantly higher taxes? do you want the government to do nothing about spending? are you happy with obamacare? most would say no, but in the end the choice was between a president who said things aren't
that would pass a vote. both houses of congress would convene later this afternoon in a rare sunday session. in his weekly address, the president took his message directly to the public calling for congress to come together to pass a deal. >> for the past couple months, i have been working with people in both parties with the help of business leaders and ordinary americans to come together around a plan to grow the economy and shrink our deficits. it's a balance plan. one that would protect the middle class, cut spending in a responsible way and ask the wealthiest americans to pay a little more. and i'll keep working with anybody who's serious about getting a comprehensive plan like this done because it's the right thing to do for our economic growth. but we're now at the point where in just a couple of days the law says that every american's tax rates are going up. every american's paycheck will get a lot smaller. and that would be the wrong thing to do for our economy. it would hurt middle class families and hurt the businesses that depend on your spending and congress can prevent it from
congress since recordkeeping began. in the course of nearly two years, the 112th congress has passed 219 bills that have actually been signed into law by president obama. but a lot of these laws were insignificant, things like the names of post offices. and a slew of bills passed by the house had no chance of passing the senate or getting the president's signature, like repeated attempts to repeal the affordable care act. the influence of the tea party lawmakers have been a clear factor. >> the tea party, which is not even on the screen about a year ago at this time, is a very domineering force. >> one story will be with us, the rise of the tea party. >> regardless of what those elites think, the tea party movement is authentic, grassroots movement. >> i wouldn't sell short these candidates. >> tea party americans, you're winning. >> it's a big mistake not to take it seriously. >> you think the tea party is here to stay? >> absolutely. >> this book was just named the best book of the year. good evening and congratulations. >> thank you, chris. happy to be with you. >> this fiscal cliff w
doubling. it is it a mechanism that congress needs to update and the senate passed the law and legislation . now for the house leadership to bring it up. it is it simple and uncompplicated provision to do the law. that is fine and you will have many, many government and dairy farmers going out. >> and john, i haven't milked the cow. but that takes a long time. not to menti it is corn and wheat . affect everying we eat for dinner. this is it a tirible policy.. i grew up in sweetwater, texas and nearnevermilked a cow . it is expoalates that to the ear 2013 . that's how you come t eight dollars. and according to the provision they can't give it away to charity. they don't have the ability to store all of this. and this is what happens wn congress over decade puts band aids on to of everything. saith the tes. we are so cashtrapped to begin with. and the consu d it is helping out. it compounds over and over ain . reality is supply and demand even out over time price of milk depending on how much it costs tproduce it nothing about the dairy clip but what about inflation on top of this. nood pric
of the government. this is absolutely immoral to have this happen. this is what congress is passing on to us and is why conservatives in the house and senate need to be serious about these fiscal cliff tops, especially about the debt ceiling, not just sitting back and saying president obama won the election. if we don't act now my generation will spend our prime years being servants of the government, and that's not right. tom: i hope you do. i give you one more step before you go. the amount of interest that we pay on the debt that china owes, owns of our debt is enough to pay for their entire military for the whole year. we are basically funding with that the debt china military. thank you. i appreciate you coming on. well, forget the fiscal cliff. washington might be sending cows progressive claims. this is flo. i need you. i feel so alone. but you're not alone. i knew you'd come. like i could stay away. you know i can't do is without you. you'll never have to. you're always there for me. shh! i'll get you a rental car. i could also use an umbrella. fall in love with progressive's claims
that the federal government should be the agency that registers guns. in fact, laws congress has passed forbidding it. some states permit registering guns. why is that? it's been a thing. it's part of the hysteria created by the extreme gun rights groups about any gun regulation is the first step toward seizing your guns and destroy your freedom to own and use firearms. while it's not. it's sensible. you register cars. they can kill people too. the primary purpose isn't to kill people i like it is the primary purpose of handguns. >> guest: a lot of people 3 >> guest: a lot of people come if i'm going to sell my car to my next-door neighbor, he still got to go through the governmental paper or transfer the official title of the car. the car has to be registered. if i get in an accident with a car, somebody's going to analyze why the accident happened and eventually do we need stricter rules on drunk driving or distracted driving or texting while driving or maybe worth of a salty, citing faulty, kara faulk? does several things to look at when we look at auto accidents. going from individual responsi
on the least productive congress in history. we have 218 bills this congress has passed. the lowest number since this has been tracked. the lowest number before that was 333. let's go through the highlights of this congress. no farm bill. milk prices will be going up if we don't pass the farm bill. by the way, the debacle we saw on the senate on the u.n. disability treaty right in front of bob dole. that was just a bizarre moment, if you will. this fiscal cliff. three budget standoffs. i mean, this congress has been uniquely atrocious. >> tom? >> the fact is the system is rigged. 75% of the congressmen come from gerrymandered districts in which they are bulletproof. they only play to one constituency. there are no swing states. they don't have to go home and prove their case because they have a choir back home, and that's a huge part of the problem here. there's another reality in this town today. we need a lighter moment here. a lot of folks as i was coming into the office today said they have to get it done by kickoff time tonight. >> that's right. >> it's a good thing nbc moved the kick
bills this congress has passed. the lowest number since this has been tracked. the lowest number before that was 333. let's go through the highlights of this congress. no farm bill. by the way, the debacle we saw on the senate on the u.n. disability treaty right in front of bob dole. that was just a bizarre moment, if you will. this fiscal cliff. three budget standoffs. i mean, this congress has been uniquely atrocious. >> tom? >> the fact is the system is rigged. 75% of the congressmen come from gerrymandered districts in which they are bulletproof. they only play to one constituency. they don't go home and have a case. they have a choir back home. and that's a huge part of the problem here. there's another reality in this town today. we need a lighter moment here. a lot of folks as i was coming into the office today said they have to get it done by kickoff time tonight. >> that's right. >> it's a good thing nbc moved the kickoff to primetime. it's very important. >> david, i think it's also important to go back to the president's argument, that, you know, you have to be able to say ye
of congress, it makes it difficult to pass legislation. i think that is what we're seeing. it is something we all have to grapple with, think about our institutions of government, how we are electing people who prefer not to compromise. in the next election, we either keep electing those people, we do not, or we pushed them to change the rules of the game so it is not as hard to get things done. host: we are talking with stan collender, national director with corvis communications and a former staffer for a number of members of the house and center. we're also talking with josh gordon. up next is shelleyguest: some or problems that we have is we keep electing senators and congressman who are not economists and they really know nothing about the economy but they do know about beagle finagling. making more policy to fix policies that wind up causing more problems in the first place. no. 2, we have so many in the media that cannot understand the issues at the core. until we come to grapple with this, we do not educate the people, spending is indeed the problem. payne will come, really, number on
opportunity for women received greater opposition than his programs on race. congress had passed a law forbidding women to serve on fighting ships or in fighting planes. so by law women did not serve on an equal basis with men. women were also not permitted to attend service academies. at this time it was legal only to assign women to hospital or transport ships. bud understood that the culture believed women should avoid aggressive activities, but once again he took another view, and here's his view. i want to quote it. i have no problem supporting women in combat for two reasons. one, i remember well my grandmother's stories about fighting off the indians along with her husband as they crossed the plains and, two, the most vicious and cunning enemy i ever had to fight was a viet cong woman. close the quote. so in 1971 bud formed one of these wave retention groups. retention groups were these groups that he created to study problems in the navy; race relations, women in the navy, etc. and these, this wave retention group revealed general dissatisfaction with the reality that women wer
boehner. john boehner has essentially thrown up his hands and walked away from the congress and the main da mandate and he's essentially said, you guys pass something. it's the house that's the problem. this is the same congress that's been behaving this way for two years. >> thank you, joy read, thank you clarence page. on sunday on "meet the press" david will interview president obama. >>> up next, whatever became of john boehner? now he can't get his own house to approve his plan b and mostly on the sidelines, a mutual observer watching the fiscal cliff negotiations with the rest of us. this is "hardball." [ male announcer ] every time you say no to a cigarette, you celebrate a little win. nicoderm cq, the patch with time release smart control technology that acts fast and helps control cravings all day long. ♪ quit one day at a time with nicoderm cq. ahh, cloudy glasses. you didn't have to come over! easy. hi. cascade kitchen counselor. look! over time, cascade complete pacs fight film buildup two times better than finish quantum to help leave glasses sparkling. cascade. the clear
. are we looking at the real possibility that these negotiations will be passed on to the next congress? >> well, we are certainly getting closer and there is still time to go. the fact that mitch mcconnell and joe biden are now leading these talks is actually somewhat encouraging because these two have cut deals before. they have served together for quite a while in the senate. they were part of the debt ceiling negotiations last year and it was believed that mitch mcconnell would be brought in to these negotiations. the fact that they are still talking and on capitol hill yesterday and here today and remains hopeful that something can come suggests they are eager to cut some kind of a deal. we will have to wait and see whether or not it is conceivable by the end of the day. >> you wrote an article titled "the fiscal cliff is just an early battle in a war that democrats are going to win" where do you think republicans went wrong? >> well, you know, the problem for republicans i think isn't so much a tactical decision they made but isn't acknowledging where public opinion is. the reason
congress. they were the ones who extended the bush tax cuts. originally passed back in 20,122,010 and 2012. for two years now, they have known the issue is looming and they chose to do nothing about it at all. but that is not the only thing that this lame-duck congress has to do for the end of t year. the farm bill passed last summer to help farmers hit by the drought has to be extended. to the next year, it must pass. if they do nothing, a gallon of milk go up $6 a gallon. it sure isn't going to help consumers. then there are restrictions on u.s. exporters, lower tariffs in good deal for them. awaiting the attention of lawmakers and again, they are not even paying any attention. and oday, they are threatening to do sometng with the hurricane sandy relief bill. the hurry up and get it done attitude of small-business owners. a 9-foot wave of flood water hit her store. she s picked up the pieces and opened her dors for business. despite losing all her equipment and furnishings, her insurance denied her claim and she got no help from the government. take a look at this. they got her back in t
plan, one that can pass both houses of congress. and republicans agree. the republican controlled house is taking the step into the right direction. the house has already passed a bill to protect all americans from burdensome tax increases. they passed legislation rick -- replaced damaging spending cuts with responsible targeted ones and to bring our nation's record debt under control. instead of working across the aisle and considering the house passed plan to protect taxpayers, senate democrats spent months going partisan -- drawing partisan lines in the sand. the president's proposal to raise taxes on the top to% of americans will might even play one-third of the annual interest owned on this massive $16 trillion debt. the president's tax hike would only fund the government for eight days. americans deserve to know what does the president propose we do for the other 357 days of the year. inaction should not be an option. the problems facing our country are big with their not necessarily all that complicated. the president will never have more political capital and then he does right
the fiscal cliff. it is unclear if any can get enough votes to pass congress. president obama says he's optimistic a compromise can be found. >>> across india today, a nationwide protest took a new heartbreaking direction. people across the country were already out in angry droves calling for justice in the wake of a brutal gang rape. then word today began to spread that the victim died in the hospital. six men were already held on rape charges. now they're charged with murder. >>> chuck hagel's name has been floated as president obama's potential choice for the next defense secretary. but some don't want to see the former republican senator and vietnam war vet get the position. some from his own party. this ad is in "the new york times" right here. and it says, hagel is wrong on gay rights, wrong on iran, wrong on israel. and the ad was placed by the law of cabin republicans, a group that represents gay republicans. clarke cooper is executive director. thanks for joining me, clarke. here's that ad. this ad speaks volumes. wouldn't your party be happy to have a fellow republican, hage
, these veterans retired and started to pass away. we're seeing this uptick again where there are a lot of veterans coming to congress. how significant is that is that there is more of an attention to veterans, even in a society -- but we do not have a universal o not have anot have universial drafta? ? >> we do have something like 16 current members of congress that are military veterans. what they bring is a major understanding of the way the military operates and what ought to be done there. they also bring a spirit of getting things done in. the last thing one will do in the military is bigger with each other, take their ball home, and not participate. people die and get hurt in military operations. people have to work together. the have to reach solutions. they have to then go and solve the problem. that is the biggest thing i have observed from our class of freshmen. on the republican side, it is a conservative group. i've not talked to one member who believes the have a mandate to come to washington and raised taxes. -- raise taxes. but they do believe across the aisle that washington is bro
strategy, gary? >> that's what we're going to get anyway. >> six months ago we passed on the horrible sequestration things so congress can have time and solve this, where did it get us? nowhere. and there's a reason people don't trust this congress, they haven't earned one eye o iota. >> and got their vacations. let's talk the economy. the economy is right on that precipice. if we were to just take a shot into, you know, the back side here, you know, our consumer confidence has been dropping week by week and we'll get right back into slow growth and tn we'll freak o and do something more stupid. you were smirking, jonas. >> to get to your original question of the stock market, i think if they did nothing, but kick t can an entire year with all of these things and pushed the whole thing the next holiday season and holiday sales like this year, i think the market would go up, wall street is happyith pushing the problem down the road even though it shoulbe addressed sooner than that. i don't think it's good for the stock mark in the short run to solve these deficit problems. maybe we can
? >> with congress deadlocked over fiscal cliff negotiations, little else is getting done. one piece of legislation that awaits action is a new farm bill. if it's not passed, the price of milk, which is now $3.54 a gallon, could double. another bill languishing in congress is the emergency funding for states ravaged by superstorm sandy. the senate passed 60.4 billion in aid yesterday, but the house has yet to act. nine weeks after sandy hit, the need for help is immense. >> this is my house, this was my dream, you know, this was the american dream. >> reporter: when hurricanes or floods threaten pedro's house in the past, somehow it always survived. but as sandy belted sta ten island two months ago, correa knew right away this storm was different. >> i looked out the window and seen my car, it was moving. i said wow the win must be really ripping, and i looked closer and it was floating. >> reporter: he had already vaked his wife and two children. he and his brother were trying to save the house. sandy gave them no chance. >> out of the corner of my eye i see my neighbor's house floating, and it cr
, this is the least productive congress since the 1940's in terms of the amount of bills they've passed that have gone into law. let's talk about some, joe biden, for example, gets a raise 225 to now $231,000. we move on to a couple of others, if we can spin through to give you an example. john boehner increase of $1,000, so they're not enormous raises, they are fairly mottdest, right, peter? >> they are fairly modest, it affects not only congress, but the supreme court justices and also includes senior executives in the executive branch. the cost of this, according to the congressional budget office, is going to be about 1 billion dollars a year with this increase for senior executives in government. so, literally, think about this. they're talking about the fiscal cliff, they're talking about raising taxes and cutting spending. the only thing that's been accomplished thus far is to raise spending by about a billion dollars a year. >> dave: i think in particular rubs americans the wrong way when they see this, members of congress average salary, 174,000. average american, $48,000. that's on top of th
-duck congress has to do for the end of the year. the farm bill passed last summer to help farmers hit by the drought has to be extended. into the next year, it must pass. if they do nothing, a gallon of milk go up $6 a gallon. it sure isn't going to help consumers. then there are restrictions on u.s. exporters, lower tariffs in good deal for them. awaiting the attention of lawmakers and again, they are not even paying any attention. and today, they are threatening to do something with the hurricane sandy relief bill. the hurry up and get it done attitude of small-business owners. a 9foot wave of flood water hit her store. she has picked up the pieces and opened her doors for business. despite losing all her equipment and furnishings, her insurance denied her claim a she got no lp from the government. take a look at ths. they got her back in the business. it pretty awesome, right? the party of procrastination can take a lesson from the small-business oer in staten island, w york. congress has nothing to show for itself after two years. coming up next, how the massive gains in the fisca
to congress. >> reporter: republicans have had several chances to pass a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, but they did not do so. the president seems cautiously optimistic something will happen. the president adds that -- adding that he asked the senate to come up with a deal, but that if they do not, he says he wants them to vote to extending the bush tax cuts for the middle class. positive news, concerning former president george h.w. bush. his office released a statement saying he has been moved out of the intensive care unit and into a regular patient room at methodist hospital. he was admit to the the hospital, the day after thanksgiving with bronchitis. three people are dead after a small plane crash in california. investigators say a 63-year-old man, his wife and daughter were flying from san diego to phoenix when the crash happened. the cause is under investigation. final preparations are underway for the big new year's eve celebrations in times square. organizers have tested the confet tow make sure it floats. thousands of people from around the world wrote wishes on the confety
doesn't get it done. you can't point to a time when congress has been this reluctant to pass farm legislation, and frankly i think it's a reflection of this changing dynamic, and i think we better be changing attention to it and do something about it. >> you think it's an easy one to ignore because there's not that pressure behind it of a political lobbying group as it were? >> exactly. when the speaker of the house basically says, look, we can't talk about the fiscal cliff and the farm bill at the same time because it's a 1,000-page bill, it's not 1,000 pages, first and foremost. it could be attached to a hurricane relief bill or a fiscal cliff resolution bill, easily attached to either one and it was a priority. when you consider what rural america does, it provides most of the food, a lot of water, almost all of the energy and fuel as well as many, many jobs connected to what happens in rural areas, there should be a greater appreciation for what takes place in rural america and a greater concern on the part of all of us to make sure rural america is healthy and prosperous. >>
one. >> all right, well, i was going to say immigration reform is going to pass the united states congress and be signed into law by the president and may be the re-emergence of arab springlike protests in jordan. >> i think there will be progress in immigration reform, not on gun control. >> the relationship with israel will continue to deteriorate if netanyahu is re-elected. >> gridlock will persist. >> the washington nationals will win the national league pen apartment. >> whoa. >> and narrowly edging out his -- my friend by joe gonzalez beating out steven strasse comburg for the cy young award. >>> when we return we honor a man president obama called an american original plus with the cliff still looming we'll ask our star financial panel the pressing question is your money safe? we'll be right back. thank you very much. let's give thanks - for an idea. a grand idea called america. the idea that if you work hard, if you have a dream, if you work with your neighbors... you can do most anything. this led to other ideas like liberty and rock 'n' roll. to free markets, free enterp
, congress facing a milk cliff. the farm bill is set to expire new year's day. if an extension is not passed farm policies are reverting to laws from 1949 and dairy costs would skyrocket. one option, a s extension that would at least prevent milk prices from rising. >> the looming fiscal crisis is leaving small business owners on the edge, creating uncertainty. anna spoke with business observers about their fear and joins us live in new york. >> hey there, uncertainty of the looming fiscal cliff is causing small business owners for defensive and unable to plan for the future. economists say businesses are postponing purchases like equipment or merchandise until decisions are made. >> the fact is businesses are holding back on their investments. we see this in official government numbers in terms of private sector spending. we also see it in hiring. >> i spoke to arthur cooper, owner of a internet marketing company, who is concerned the change in tax rates will hurt his ability to hire and reward his employees. >> when you don't know what the rules are, all right? that's a -- it's hard to be
enacted by congress to frighten itself into passing deficit reduction measures which means unless congress acts in the next 48 hours the bush tax cuts will expire along with federal unemployment insurance and a broad package of the spending cuts including defense spending will take effect. do weeks of fruitless negotiations and john boehner and senate leader are working on a deal this morning to avoid the fiscal cliff, or as chris hayes and i call it, the fiscal curve. the deadline is soft. it's not like every american is going to be handed a bill on january 1st and there's way to manage the damage if the country goes over. the senate is set to convene this afternoon with the house to follow tonight. there's a chance that a compromise will be reached, less than 48 hours before tax rates revert to their clinton dasher are levels and board across the board spending cuts talk effect. when the president took to the podium friday afternoon to urge the law enforcements to get their act together with he didn't exactly project confidence. >> this is deja vu all over again. america wonders why it i
fuster, our current institutions having that kind of ideological grounding from your members of congress makes it very difficult to pass legislation. and i think that's what we're seeing. and it's something we all have to grapple with and think about our institutions of government, think about how we're electing people who prefer not to compromise. and then, in the next election, we either keep electing those people or we don't, or we push them to change some of the rules of the game so that it's not as hard to get things done. host: for those listening on c-span radio, we're talking with dan, a financial communications national director with corviss communications, and also a columnist for roll call and former staffer for a number of democratic members in the house and senate. and joshua gordon, concord coalition policy director. we're taking your calls and tweets and e-mails. up next, she willy from minnesota on the republican line. good morning. caller: good morning. i think some of the major problems that we have is we keep electing senators and congressmen who are not economists. so
-- it brought to bear a of a vigorous tenacity in her advocacy. there is no one i would rather have to pass on nussle legacy and what a reflection in her legislative stature that she has assumed the mantle as the longest serving woman in the history of the united states congress. to madame president and the chair, i have enjoyed serving with you as well in this august chamber and getting to know you. i hope to know you well into the future. i have enjoyed working with you over the years. senator isaacson, my neighbor, a gentleman in every way. he has been magnificent to work with. and of course my colleague, senator rakowski from alaska. i want to thank of them and i have enjoyed working with them and getting to know them. to all of my senate colleagues, past and present. this chamber would just be another room, fancy walls, without the life blood, passion, it service, and dedication you bring to this nation. we all have our stories about what shape our values and aspirations and why we care so much about public service as a vehicle for securing for others the american dream or all who seek
, cheese prices, as well. but once again, we believe that the congress will come up with some kind of a solution on this at least a temporary one, but, again, down to the wire they need to pass a farm bill or at least a temporary farm bill to prevent those milk prices from going up. >> d.c. forcing tax increases and lactose intolerance on america this morning. jon by the way has a big show. senators chuck schumer and jon kyl on "this week." a lot of news developing overnight. we go to mr. ron claiborne who has extraordinary videotape. >> out of russia. a plane crash outside of moscow. we'll begin with this stunning video. the plane overshot the runway and careened into traffic and abc has the story. >> reporter: you're about to see the terrifying moment of impact as the russian passenger jet slams into a busy highway. watch again. you can see the plane's tire colliding with the moving car. and listen closely. you can hear the squealing brakes and crushing metal. the crash took place on saturday at an airport outside moscow. the red wing's airline's flight broke through a barrier fe
successful, 2006, 2008 the republican congress took a beating. rom emmanuel hatched a plan to go after republicans with conservative democrats, and they took over the majority. nancy pelosi was put in as speaker. they passed obama care and all of this other stuff on the nation. but then in 2010 those moderate democrats or conservative democrats were defeated by conservative republicans who ran as pro life, pro marriage and smaller government and less taxes and that we have now the most conservative house of representatives in modern history. those issues win when they come from the heart as you have shown and then you can talk about them. the problem is we've got some republicans that only want to talk about these things at election time only to check the boxes and not because it eminates from the heart. >> it is going to be an interesting time to watch and see if the message continues to permeate in the leadership of the party. you are right. if it does, and the pro life and pro family voters who are by the way always fiscal conservatives, if they have no where else to go , they will
of congress listening to more, the people, the constituents or the leadership of the respective parties? >> the reason the bill has not been able to pass the house, as you new york the big hangup here is the president wants to raise taxes on people that make over 250,000 and the republicans say that is really louse city for the economy and could cause a double-dip recession if we increase taxes on small businesses and vet. i do think this isn't small ball this is about the ideology of the two parties, democrats say they want to soak the rich with higher taxes, republicans say we don't want to do that and that really is the big hangup right now. >> i do think at the end of the day, maybe the end of this day, but the end of the next couple of weeks, going to reach a deal, probably $400,000 cutoff for the higher tax rates and those spending cuts, by the way, other point we should emphasize is that there's two cliffs here, tax increases on january 1st significant reductions in government spending. >> we will pick up this discussion after the break. thank you. like a lot of things, trying to
-indians who are offenders. they seem so common sense. as we end 2012, this may not pass. >> yeah. that's right. it's going to have to be a fight in the next congress. it seems like the provision at stake is about allowing women on tribal lands to hold accountable the abusers or those who have assaulted them. there seems to be some conservative leaders in congress who are more concerned about the concerns of that abuser than about those women and their ability to access orders of protection and have a fair trial for those who have assaulted them. >> as much as it feels like we walk away from 2012 with a sense of victory, that reality of being held up helps us realize the war on women continues. >> this situation, the conversation we are having is why i question the idea of american exceptionalism. if we were so exceptional, we would have common sense. hey, we are talking about controlling a woman's body. probably should have a woman in the room. i don't understand how no one could -- excuse me, we are talking about vaginas and we don't have one. get one in here so we don't look terrible. >> get
suspend the rules and pass s.j. 44. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the 250eu9le of -- title of the joint resolution. the clerk: senate joint resolution 44, granting the consent of congress to emergency management assistance memorandum of understanding. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from florida, ms. ros-lehtinen, and the gentleman from verge, mr. connolly, each will control 20 minutes. ms. ros-lehtinen: i ask that all members have five legislative days to revise and extend than include extraneous material on this bill. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady is recognized. ms. ros-lehtinen: i will place my statement in the record and reserve the plans of our time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia is recognized. mr. connolly: i thank my colleague for her eloquence on this matter, i also support the resolution, will insert a statement into the record and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. ms. ros-lehtinen: i yield back the balance of our time. the speaker pro tempo
on a suspension of 402-7. passing that bill would not have prevented action that connects congress, yet my colleagues, some of my colleagues stand in the way of taxpayer protections. let me turn to ms. galante and the reason i'm supporting her nomination. i'm inclined to support an ohioan. she shows deep interest in the challenges facing the housing market in northeast ohio, a place that's been devastated by a hollowing out of our manufacturing base and preyed upon by unscrupulous subprime lenders for a period of more than a decade. she met with the cleveland housing network, city officials to hear about all the great work that people are doing in northeast ohio to rebuild the city's housing market. some of the most innovative ideas in the country have come out of cleveland in the land bank and housing network. after i sat down with her and shared stories of big banks allowing f.h.a. properties in cincinnati to fall into decay, f.h.a. updated its servicing rules to hold these banks accountable. f.h.a. selected cleveland, akron and canton for its next round of note sales. this program allow
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